Aston Martin DB11 Turbo V8 and Vulcan
In December 2013, Daimler the parent company of Mercedes-Benz signed a deal with Aston Martin that consisted of supply and development agreements for Mercedes-AMG engines, and electric/electronic components in return for 5% equity in Aston Martin.
CAR Magazine’s spies have caught Aston Martin testing DB9’s replacement the DB11 with 4.0-liter Turbo V8 supplied by AMG similar to the one found in the GT S and W205 C63.
The Aston Martin DB11 test mule’s interior reveals Mercedes S-Class digital instrument clusters, Mercedes key, switches and dials.
Why do we think the new Aston Martin will be named DB11 instead of DB10?
Firstly Aston Martin has already revealed DB10 specifically created for James Bond movie Spectre out in fall 2015, and secondly Aston follows odd numbers for its DB range and hasn’t produced an even numbered DB since 1970 the end of DB6’s production.
DB11 will be a replacement for the Aston Martin DB9.
The upcoming DB11 will be available with a host of Turbo AMG V8 and Ford sourced Turbo V12 engines.
We’re expecting the 2017 DB11 to go on sale by mid 2016, with its AMG sourced engine tuned by AM to give it a unique distinction.
The new DB11 will stay Rear-wheel drive.
Aston Martin Vulcan
Earlier this year, the Aston Martin Vulcan made its world debut at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show.
What is it?
The Vulcan is a track-only supercar, and British luxury brand’s quickest creation to date.
The Vulcan is limited to 24 examples worldwide.
The Aston Martin Vulcan is powered by a naturally-aspirated, 7.0-litre V12 engine that produces over 800 hp.
The track-only supercar is mostly constructed of carbon fiber, and does 0-60 in 2.6 seconds with top speed of over 210 mph.
Dr. Andy Palmer, said: “Aston Martin Vulcan is, by its very nature, a rare and thrilling supercar. Designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on our rich heritage, this car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of the driver and the characteristics of the track.
“A sports car for true sports car lovers, I believe the Aston Martin Vulcan – and the unique ownership programme that sits behind it – sets a whole new standard in the ultra-high luxury supercar class.”
–Dr. Andy Palmer, CMG, is the Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. He joined Aston Martin on October 1 2014.
The Vulcan is priced at $2.3 million, and professionals such as Aston Martin Racing’s Le Mans-winning Darren Turner will support the 24 lucky owners on learning the necessary skills to tame the beast.
Using high performance Aston Martins including the V12 Aston Martin One-77, V12 Vantage S road cars and the Vantage GT4 race car, customers will be trained to develop their track driving technique, before beginning their journeys into the immense performance potential of their track-only Aston Martin Vulcan.